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Back by popular demand! Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Back by popular demand – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class!  The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Canter is excited to offer the class series Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) again this semester open to students, staff and faculty.  The MBSR program, backed by three decades of research, will help you reduce stress and enhance resilience, even in the face of serious life difficulties.  Common reasons people take this course include: Daily Life Stress, Anxiety/Depression, Sleep Problems, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Headaches,  Job, School or Family Pressure, Personal Growth/Development, substance misuse, ADD/ADHD, and Serious Illness. 


Introductory Course:  Monday, September 28 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Class Continues:  Mondays from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM for (8) weeks (No class Thanksgiving week)

There will be a Day-long Retreat on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Location:  Sylvester’s 100


Course Fee:  $30 per student – Due Upon Registration – Current Chico State Student ID # Required;   $250 for Faculty/Staff of Chico State – Limited Faculty/Staff spaces – Due Upon Registration

                                                                (MBSR Courses in the community charge as much as $395!) Register Early!


Instructor:  Ann Ponzio, MA, Certified MBSR Instructor                        



More Information:  Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center - Call:  530.898.6450 - Stop By:  SSC 180 -  - 


Interactive Science Booth for Kids at the Chico World Music Festival!

This year at the Chico World Music Festival (September 12)  the Gateway Science Museum will be hosting an interactive science booth for kids: The Science of Sound is Music to My Ears!  Learn how musical instruments create sound as well as how our ears and brains detect and recognize it. Also, explore how music affects the brain and your emotions.


Bring your kid’s to this fun FREE event and enjoy some music along with free arts and crafts on Saturday, September 12 starting at 10 a.m.


See you at the Festival!  For more information visit:



FREE Double Feature - Pitch Perfect 1 & 2

It's an ACApella kind of night at the El Rey Theatre downtown (230 W. Second St.) this Saturday (9/5)!  Join us for Pitch Perfect I at 7pm, followed by Pitch Perfect II at 9:30pm, for a double feature that hits all the right notes.  Free to Chico State Students only...MUST SHOW WILDCAT ID!  Aca Taco for the first 100 people to the first show and free candy to the first 100 to the second show!


Presented by AS Productions and Prime Time Productions. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page or contact AS Productions at


"Southern Hospitality Dinner” Moved to Wednesday, Sept. 16th @ 5PM

Do you identify with the Black Community? Do you feel like your culture is underrepresented on Chico State's campus? If so, join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center ( CCLC ) family for a Wednesday Dinner with Southern foods that may remind you of home, and an opportunity to discuss what events you would like to see surrounding the Black Community on Chico State's campus. Bring an empty stomach and be prepared to meet new people!


This event will take place, Wednesday, September 16th , 2015 from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in Merriam Library 172.


For more details, contact Dylan Gray at or stop by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in Meriam Library 172 across from the BMU Marketplace.

FREE EVENT: 9/8 - Seniors and the Law with Prescott Cole

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lakeside Pavilion
2565 California Park Drive
Chico, CA 95928

“Medi-Cal Basics and Preventing Elder Fraud”

by Prescott Cole, Senior Staff Attorney
California Advocates for Nursing Reform
 “Understanding Medicare Coverage:
Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospital Observation Requirements,
and the Impact of Healthcare Fraud”

by Tatiana Fassieux, HICAP Outreach Coordinator
Prescott Cole has been a staff attorney for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform for eighteen years where he counsels consumers and family members who have questions about elder law and long term care. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging about financial elder abuse, written a number of successful pieces of California legislation, and received the 2010 Elder Law Attorney of the Year Award from California Lawyer Magazine. In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Prescott Cole to the Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee.

Event Offered by Passages Caregiver Resource Center
and Legal Services of Northern California.
Contact 221-1900 for more information.
Event flyer at:


Bring your kids to the Kid's Stage at the Chico World Music Festival!

Want to have fun with your child(ren) on a Saturday morning/afternoon?


Join us at the Chico World Music Festival on Saturday, September 12 starting at 10 a.m.


This year the Kid’s Stage will be hosting 11 awesome performances by kids for kids!


10 - 10:30 a.m. - Chico Creek Dance Centre

10:30 – 11 a.m. - Selected Musicals by Playhouse Youth Theatre

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Mary Jo Brown:  Creative Dancing

12 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - World Drumming: Los Tambores de Chapman

12:30 - 1 p.m. - Suessical JR. by Blue Room Young Company

1 - 2 p.m. - Chico Public Library Spanish Storytime

2 - 2:30 p.m. - Mi Escuelita Maya: Children’s Play

2:30 - 3 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico de Chico - Traditional Mexican Folk Dance

3 - 4 p.m. - Celine O’Malley  - Storytelling

4 - 4:30 p.m. - Inspire School of the Arts & Sciences

4:30 - 5 p.m.  -Chico Children's Choir


The Chico World Music Festival takes place on the beautiful Chico State Campus!


For more information visit



Late Night Lounge -Hip Hop Spotlight! Friday, September 25th @ 8PM- 11PM

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Are you interested in Hip-Hop, dancing and meeting new people? Then come to “Late Night Lounge: Hip Hop Spotlight” on Friday, September 25th from 8PM-11PM in Selvesters 100. This will be a fun night of food, dancing and socializing. Expect live dance performances, a rap battle, and an opportunity to learn how to graffiti your very own name.


Late Night Lounge is a program series presented by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center. By displaying Hip Hop culture through music, the art of graffiti, breakdancing and DJing, we aim to provide a positive, safe and fun environment for students.


Contact Information:

If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at (530) 898-4101, or Samantha Bautista at or visit us in Meriam Library 172 (Across from the Bell Memorial Union Marketplace).

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of August 31, 2015

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of August 31, 2015


Please visit and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.


CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.


New this week (since 9/1/15)



University Housing and Residential Life


(VA501) SUPPORT COORDINATOR (Administrative Support Coordinator I)

University Farm 


Library Video Streaming

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to hundreds of online streaming videos through November 10, 2015.  The videos are available to our campus via two sites – Alexander Street Press and Docuseek2.  The videos include educational material from sources such as PBS, Latin America in Video, Human Rights Studies Online, New World Cinema, 60 Minutes, Criterion Collection, and much more.  The videos can be streamed in your classroom and students can even view them at home.  The videos can be accessed via the links below.  Faculty wishing to use the videos beyond the trial period should contact their department book chair.

Reminder: Chico Competing to Be "Nation's Most Outdoorsy School"

A reminder that the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge begins this Sunday, 9/6.  Please pre-register and log all of your outdoor activities beginning on Sunday.


Chico is competing to be named the “Nation’s Most Outdoorsy School” and we need everyone to help!  The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is about communities and student bodies joining together to try and get the most people outside and active. The Outdoor Foundation’s signature program, Outdoor Nation has selected nearly 60 colleges/universities across the US to engage in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, kicking off Sept 6th and running through October 17th.  For further details click here.  

Contact Keith Crawford with questions.


Free Math Tutoring

Need some help with math?  Visit the Math Tutor Lab in HOLT 125.  For one unit of credit, enroll in Math 290 and complete 10 hours of tutoring by the end of the semester.  Tutoring hours may be combined with Student Learning Center math tutoring.


The Math Tutor Lab is open Mondays 9-3 and Tuesday – Thursday 9-4.


Contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at or 530.898.6111 if you need more information.


Wrap n Roll Sushi Workshop - Sep 11

AS Productions is very happy to announce that Wrap n’ Roll is back!


First 200 CSU Chico students to come to the BMU Auditorium on Friday, September 11, will get to experience this awesome sushi workshop. Learn to make sushi and eat your own creation. Plus, it’s FREE! Doors open at 6pm and must show Wildcat ID Card.


For more information or questions, please visit the Facebook event page or contact AS Productions at


SLC Study Skills Workshops: Time Management and Overcoming Personal and Academic Challenges

The Student Learning Center is offering workshops on Time Management and Overcoming Personal and Academic Challenges.


Marcellus Brookshaw, EOP Advisor will be presenting on Time Management.




Workshop Title




Tuesday, Sept. 8




Time Management


Marcellus Brookshaw


BMU 220G



The offices of Study Abroad, SSS and EOP will be presenting Overcoming Personal and Academic Challenges. This workshop showcases a panel discussion on various perspectives of continuing  generation college students (students who have at least one parent with a four year degree) and first generation college students (students who are the first in their families to go college) who will share their stories of how they have overcame diverse academic and personal challenges through their college experiences.




Workshop Title




Wednesday, Sept. 9



Overcoming Personal                       and Academic Challenges


SSS, Study Abroad and EOP


SSC 150



To reserve a spot in either workshop, students should sign up in advance here. Workshops are offered free of charge throughout the semester.  For additional workshop topics, dates, and times, please check the SLC website.  Many of our workshops are also available online as an alternative for those who are not able to attend the scheduled workshops. For online workshops, click on the link for Regional & Continuing Education. To find out about future workshops, check the SLC website and Announcements for updates


Purchasing office supplies? Learn how to use the Campus Marketplace

Tip: Staples Advantage is replacing OfficeMax; purchase supplies now through Campus Marketplace. Choose: 9/8/2015 10-11AM, 9/9/2015 2-3PM, 9/15/2015 2-3PM, or 9/18/2015 10-11AM to learn how.

As of 9/8/2015, “Campus Marketplace” will be the NEW way to purchase office supplies and more!              

Staples Advantage will become the new supplier for office supplies, replacing OfficeMax.  Purchasing office supplies and other items will now be easier using the Campus Marketplace.

Join us to learn about the transition to Staples and how to use the Campus Marketplace, an online shopping system “one-stop shop” to access preferred suppliers and CSU contract pricing. The Campus Marketplace is brought to you by several CSU Campuses acting as a partnership. The team has worked together to provide a shopping site with supplier catalogs and great contact pricing. This is an exciting new venture and we can’t wait to share how to access and best use the resource.


Campus Marketplace
(enroll via DTS)

Choose a Session:

September 8, 2015 (Tuesday) 10:00-11:00 AM, MLIB 043 (basement) Studio A
September 9, 2015 (Wednesday) 2:00-3:00 PM, MLIB 043 (basement) Studio A
September 15, 2015 (Tuesday) 2:00-3:00 PM, SSC 150
September 18, 2015 (Friday) 10:00-11:00 AM, MLIB 043 (basement) Studio A


Michael McNairn, Contracts Coordinator, Procurement and Contract Services


Financial Services

Who Should Go?

Faculty, staff and managers who are involved in purchasing items for the University.

Registration Instructions

Please log into the Development & Training System to view the schedule and enroll in a workshop.  Instructions are available in the DTS guides.  For technical support, please contact or (530) 898-4357.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

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